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? some say yes, others say no. what does michelle caruso-cabrera say. >> tyler, let's drill down to the numbers you were talking about. only four hours to go until america goes over the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average down 113 points. had been down 148 points. look at that as we come on the air back above 13,000 level, not by much. the nasdaq, the biggest decline. 33 points. below 3,000 now at 2957. actually, hasn't been below 3,000 before that. s&p lower by 14 points. a decline of 1%. 1405 so holding onto the 1400 level. president obama is back at the white house. all eyes are on senate lawmakers now. amam jabbers is in washington. >> reporter: president obama did cut his vacation short in hawaii. he has arrived back at the white house this morning. the president emerging from marine one. what he's going to work on here in washington is pretty much anybody's guess at this point. the senate came back into session this morning and senate majority leader harry reid took to the senate floor to explain that he thought a $250,000 and above extension of the tax -- bush t
. >> reporter: wednesday morning, the day after christmas, michelle bristol got to show off her new smile and thanked the staff that took care of the cost. >> now i have that beautiful smile. to give to somebody else. and i don't cover -- >> reporter: but this story doesn't start here at the dental center in cedar rapids. it starts a year ago a week before christmas when michelle won $30,000 in a scratchoff lottery ticket. she helped her foster sister and then went here to k-mart and paid off several lay iowa accounts and she didn't stop there. -- layaway accounts. she didn't stop there. she also adopted families at the boys and girls club. >> we had three families left. how do you pick? it's that close to christmas. somebody might be left out. so we adopted all three. and only was close to the kids. >> reporter: michelle spent more than half the money on people she didn't even know. >> even though her husband might have been a little bit angry with her she gave away a significant chunk of that money to people less fortunate. >> reporter: even running out of money before she could work on
. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down for an intimate and revealing first interview together since the election. only with barbara walters. >> how do you keep the fire going? >>> trimming the trees with the first dog bo. inside a special tradition. how they deck the halls at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >>> and ask mrs. obama. first graders with a very special connection to the white house tree ask their questions of the first lady. >> do they give each other presents? >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 26th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. for a holiday, this has been a busy time in washington. as the negotiations surrounding that looming fiscal cliff come to a fever pitch just before the new year. but this is also a time of tradition and celebration in the nation's capital, and nobody decks the halls like the team at the white house for christmas. christmas is there, has come to mean a special visit every year, not just from santa claus, but from abc's ow
. michelle miller caught up with the woman whose plight touched a nerve with people who heard her story. >> reporter: when we first met marie lopresti eight weeks ago, she was desperately searching for anything left by a fire that burned her home to the ground. rubble was a charred fragment of a wine and cheese plate but she was happy to have it. >> thank you. thank you. i've got to go now. >> reporter: we wanted to know what happened to lopresti. hi, marie. we found her in brooklyn at a family home she used to rent out. it's a house now filled with gifts from family, friends, even strangers. >> these are older people who sent me letters and money. they sent me $598. >> reporter: oh, wow. lopresti has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people across the country who saw her story and reached out. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me to laugh. and they all ask about me. they call. that's my house in breezy. >> reporter: some have even sent photos of her old home and copies of pictures they have of her family and friends. remember this? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: but she wa
michelle obama. these are various rooms in the actual white house. >> absolutely. and the details in these rooms are just beyond this year. >> why peer into these windows when i can see the real thing? >> come on, bo. >> does he follow you around all day? next stop, the red room. filled with cranberries and fruit trees. >> for christmas alone, we'll have more than 90,000 people come through these doors. >> how many hands do you shake at christmas? >> oh, thousands. >> show me how you do it. >> you know me. >> but you can't do that with everyone. >> in the center of the white house, the blue room with the official white house tree. >> this is the joining forces tree. it's the main tree here. the biggest tree. >> how beautiful. >> and the special thing about this tree, barbara, is that the ornaments are handmade messages from military kids who live in bases all around the world. this one says "love you, dad, safe travels." so when visitors come, they can read these messages and, you know, just remember what these children are sacrificing during this time. this is one of my favorite
on a special edition of "nightline" a white house christmas. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down with our own barbara walters for their first interview together since the election. >>> tonight's former president george hw bush was in a hospital in intensive care. he is fighting in an elevated fever. he was in hospital with complications from a bout of bronchitis. doctors said they expected the former president would only spend a few days in the hospital and be home for christmas, but his condition worsened with a spike in his fever and he is now in guarded condition in the intensive care unit. >>> a powerful winter storm that lashed the midwest and south is moving to the northeast. in boston the high winds are actually blowing the snow sideways. forecasters, however, say the snow will be gone tomorrow. across the midwest, blizzard warnings are in affect for eight states. the snow, sleet and the rain across the highways have contributed to six deaths. and just driving itself is a real hassle. >> we were trying to get out. >> yes, we were trying to get out of the par
are people of integrity who will do that. thank you. >> thank you. >> good evening. my name is michelle long. thank you for allowing me to speak and i'm sorry for the late evening. i am a third generation native san franciscan. as a native, i have seen our great city go through many changes and i know how difficult it to be people to see change ms. their neighbors. i am here to support polka dot, to make sure that changes are good for our community as a whole. my son graduated from polka dot and was very prepared when he entered school. my son is fourth-generation san franciscan. while growing up in the city with a working mom i was brought to our next door neighbor's house for home daycare. it was a wonderful experience for me to be close to home, in my neighborhood and run by a caring person who had kids of her own. it was also affordable. i know this many concerns have been expressed by neighbors and i'm glad that people have the forum to express their concerns. they are a strictly neighborhood residential street. their current location is small and on a really narrow street. and par
? michelle miller catches up with a woman from breezy point. >> reporter: you wanted to look and see. when we first met marie lopresti eight weeks ago, she was desperately searching for anything spared by the fire that burned her home to the ground. >> is that something there? >> reporter: the only thing she found in the rubble was a charred fragment of a wine and cheese plate. but she was happy to have it. >> thank you. thank you. i got go now. [ crying ] [ knocking ] >> reporter: we wanted to know what happened to lopresti. hi, marie! >> hello. >> reporter: we found her in brooklyn at a family home she used to rent out. it's a house now filled with gifts from family, friends, even strangers. >> these are all the people that sent me letters and money, $598. >> wow. >> reporter: lopresti has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people from across the country, who saw her story and reached out. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me it laugh. and they all ask about me. they call. that's my house in breezy. >> reporter: some have even sent photos of her old home and copies of pict
for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. d i'm michelle g >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> and good morning, everyone. it is thursday, december 27. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:29. >>> we're following some breaking news in walnut creek. a suspect is dead after being shot by police. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at police headquarters in walnut creek where they are going to give us an update at any time. >> reporter: th captain is here to give us an update on this officer-involved shooting. but here's a run down of what happened. earlier, we were told around 3:30 police got reports of shots fired near a home on creekside drive by las lomas high school. shortly after, officers got a 911 call of someone screaming on the line. now, we don't know who put in the call. the officers were able to respond within minutes. now, we're still unsure of the circumstances that led to the shooting but they were able to confirm some information. >> there is one suspect that is de
lady michelle obama has the highest approval rating at 73%. >>> 5:09. coming up, this school gets our approval rating. ♪ [ music ] they are pretty good there. how they're teaching students with special needs how to find power in music. >> plus, a big rockslide leaves a mess for caltrans workers in big sur. how long it's going to take to clean up all those rocks and much. more when we come back. caltrans is still removing e rocks and making road repai after >>> now i'm stuck on this side of the rockslide. i can't get home. and i can't get to work where i'm meant to be in the next couple of hours. >> caltrans is still removing large rocks and making road repairs after a slide on highway 1 just a few miles south of big sur. >> the slide happened on sunday and since then a section has been completely closed. that's forced people who live or work in the area to make lengthy detours. today one lane will open temporarily at 3 different times at 8 a.m., noon and 4:00 this afternoon. >> if you are going to get stuck, big sur is not a bad place to hang out. >> but you don't want to be stuck i
. asking michelle obama if she'll run for office next. and a personal question, too. >> how do you keep the fire going? >> hmm. that's a good question. >>> made in america.
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christmas. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down with our own barbara walters [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. george hw bush was in a hospital in intensive care. he is fighting in an elevated fever. he was in hospital with complications from a bout of bronchitis. doctors said they expected the former president would only spend a few days in the hospital and be home for christmas, but his condition worsened with a spike in his fever and he is now in guarded condition in the intensive care unit. >>> a powerful winter storm that lashed the midwest and south is moving to the northeast. in boston the high winds are actually blowing the snow sideways forecasters, however, say the snow will be gone tomorrow
managers waived the nee on a new location but couldn't approve a refund. the claim was dean nied. michelle wu, the hearing officer, dpw, gave me the option to finish out the year at dolores park or choose a new location. many of the prime locations have been occupied over the years, and the new regulation doesn't require you to pay a $10,000 fee. do you think the city has given me back the money? and to this day, i still don't have a comparable location. mistakes happen and that's why i wasn't seeking additional damages. i just wanted the money back that i paid. i realize each of you are extremely busy. i know you have to choose which issues to get involved in. remember which issues you also ignore speak volumes of your character. i can only hope these things from a leader that you feel this is important in maintaining high ethics, that you see the importance of taking action for small businesses and that the city government wouldn't defraud me either by accident or on purpose. i believe in our leadership and morals, i know most of the time it's a matter of speaking with the right peek. i
tonight. a white house christmas. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down with our own barbara walters for their first interview together since the election. we take you inside the first family's holiday tradition coming up on nightline right after abc2 news at 11:00. c1 >> you're watching the station that works for you. abc2 news, baltimore. >> if you don't like someone, go ahead and give them this flower. flour fan attics are going to see the corpse flower. >> it smells like a rotting corpse. >> i think it's appropriate actually. i think it needs something more. >> it sounds lovely. they only bloom a couple of day in their six year life. this one received full bloom christmas. but tomorrow, it will be dead. >> it smells dead already. >>> many people try online dateing to find a special someone. and an 81-year-old man is going for a more direct way. sandy is wearing a sign around his neck that says he wants a wife. he was married many times. he says he changed his ways and wants someone he can spend the rest of his life with. but there are some nonane yore bls. >>
. the nonsense going on shows the tea party still runs the speaker. joining me now is michelle cotter, washington car respondent for "the daily beast" and co-host here on msnbc. this is a bad joke. who is running this party? >> clearly, the tea party is running is this. we had a nation that voted for obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> that's a good idea. we should raise taxes on the 2% wealthiest people in america. but there's this group of people on the far right that will vote them out of office. they will put up somebody farther right than the people we have in washington and get them out of office. so they're all afraid to vote for a modest tax increase of people who can totally afford it. and that small group of people is dominating this discussion to the detriment of the entire nation. >> john mcccain said this. interesting it has interestingly become clear that the party is against everything and for nothing. nothing on taxes to you. nothing on gun control. nothing on climate change. nothing only gay marriage. nothing on immigration reform on incremental peace approach which wi
michelle florinoid, who is well qualified. also in the running is ashton carter, the current deputy defense secretary. now, defense isn't my issue, but i'd like to know, which of these people would do the best job. we keep skipping the interview process, going right to the smearing portion of the evening. not here on the rachel maddow show. tonight we have someone who really knows. she is one of the smartest defense experts i know, heather herbert. heather, nice to see you. >> that's quite an introduction to live up to. >> i'm sure you'll do fine. when you think of the secretary of defense job, what is the job description? what do they need to be able to do well? >> the next defense secretary is going to have to do three pretty hard things well. one is to lead the pentagon out of afghanistan, lead our military into redefining itself as to what does it do? why do you serve in the post-post-9/11 era? second, lead the country in more defense spending cuts, which is coming. and third thing is really to lead the nation through a discussion of what's our military for in the post-post-9/11 era? wh
. officers in walnut creek opened ect around >>> good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. >>> officers in walnut creek opened fire and killed a suspect around 3:00 this morning. police were responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex on the 1400 block of creekside drive. some sort of altercation ensued, and shots were fired. investigators are not disclosing the exact circumstances. >>> the search is on for suspects in a gang-related shooting in south san jose last night. a man was shot near serenade and lullaby drives. the victim is recovering. traffic and weather coming up. >>> word of a new accident southbound 101 right there by the airport. backed up to oyster point,one lane blocked if you are heading towards the airport. otherwise, traffic looks good all across the bay area. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. things are flowing nicely both directions. mass transit is on a regular weekday schedule and so far, no reports of any delays. so weather-wise, we are actually looking dry, that's the
no progress over the holiday weekend. michelle, i'm afraid that people who are looking for a deal and looking for a deal by december 31, all hope is not lost. it is not looking good at the moment. >> let's go back to this hitting the debt ceiling on monday. we learned of this because treasury secretary tim good night mother sent a letter to the honorable harry reid majority leader. and that's where he outline it is fact that in three business days, the summit government is going to run out of borrowing capacity. john, if there were a treasurer in a business who went to their boss and said by the way, three business days, the working capital account dies and as a result, you are not going to make payroll next week, that person would be fired. we get three days notice about hitting the debt ceiling? that seems absurd to me. >> it is not a surprise.rise we have known we were coming to this point and there are two months more -- geithner estimated in that letter that the ways in which the federal government can manage money will give about would months worth of head room, possibly even longer. fe
the connecticut massacre still raw, spencer michels looks at a california law that aims to head off such violence. >> reporter: though no one knows the diagnosis of the perpetrator of the shootings in newtown, the killings have raised once again the issue of forcing the mentally ill into treatment. >> warner: as congress comes back to washington to resume fiscal cliff negotiations, we ask, what happens if they don't reach a deal? >> ifill: we talk with a representative of egypt's muslim brotherhood about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the goinsupport othese institutio and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation
actually who spent more than $35 per vote in the 2012 election. topping the list is michele bachmann. she narrowly won her bid for re-election and dropped $140 per vote in the process. right beneath bachmann it's alan west. west spent about $110, $2 less than michelle and lost his race. finally, what's a woman in a bikini have to do with the fiscal cliff? ask "the new york post." there she is on today's front page leaping off an actual cliff. off the fiscal cliff, this fall is really going to hurt. that's what they said. >>> up next, it used to be a favorite republican pastime, going after hillary clinton. it hasn't happened for a while, of course, but what if she does run for president? how could they resist doing it again? you're watching haum, the place for politics. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. mine was earned off
with the president. >> 54 percent approve of his job performance of 40 percent do not. >> are slated michelle obama has is that your approval rating. the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton is also popular with a 66 percent approval rating. >> a new gallup poll shows a majority of americans report stricter gun laws that stashed support stricter gun laws. the most are against banning assault weapons. >> 58 percent of americans now say that for stricter gun laws. >> that is up from 43% october 2011. >> the american public is now split on enforcing existing laws that passing new ones. >> 46% of the public was to enforce karloff 47 percent want new legislation. >> the specific law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama is not gain much support october 10th. 44 percent support on assault weapons ban, while 51 percent are against it. >> the u.s. state department is criticizing a bill passed by russia's parliament to ban american from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin says he will sign the measure. >> he says the bill is a response to a new u.s. law that calls
for being with us. first lady michelle obama slinging delegations about what she claims were voting irregularities in the presidential election. on the radio show she said voter suppression was in full force in many states all over this country.s ar the first lady cited no specifics and prompted judicial watch to iss the fina following statement. mrs. obama's exhibitions of minority vote suppression or racially divisi and show a dangerous disregard for the troops. we are aware of no evidence of actual voter suppression.r if she has some issues to disclose. by the way, we have not heard from the justice department on this issue at all. given his history that we certainly would have if there waslth any incident of voter suppression. our next guest defense the tough voter id law say it is a paramount important that we protect the integrity of the process and make sure voter irregularities and voter fraud is eliminating. joining us now, attorney general of south carolina, great to have you with us.at first, your reaction to what the first lady had to sy. >> i obviously disagree with the
and first lady michelle obama saying thanks at the marine corps base hawaii. >> so many of you make sacrifices day in and day out on behalf of the freedom and behalf of the security. >> now the president is giving up some vacation time rushing back to washington aboard air force one late tonight to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. after that red eye, the president will no doubt need coffee. starbucks decided to get political in the washington, d.c., shops, by having employees write come together on cups. ceo howard schultz writing in open letter, "my hope is the simple message will serve as holiday reminder from starbuck of the spirit that bridgeed differences and we have the power to come together and make a difference in every season of the year." the president and speaker john boehner have not spoken in nearly a week. when the house republicans convene conference call today, all they were told is lawmakers will get 48 hours' notice if and when they need to come back to session. the talks first stall over the preferred option of plan "a." moving from the income level of $250,00
of "nightline" a white house christmas. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down with our own barbara walters for their first interview to good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. george hw bush was in a hospital in intensive care. he is fighting in an elevated fever. he was in hospital with complications from a bout of bronchitis. doctors said they expected the former president would only spend a few days in the hospital and be home for christmas, but his condition worsened with a spike in his fever and he is now in guarded condition in the intensive care unit. >>> a powerful winter storm that lashed the midwest and south is moving to the northeast. in boston the high winds are actually blowing the snow sideways. forecasters, however, say the sn
traffic and weather coming up. >>> i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it's almost 5:00. we have some developing news in brentwood. a mysterious gas leak has prompted the evacuation of a number of homes there. pg&e crews were called out to all brook drive around 6:00 last night when residents in the neighborhood reported a gas smell. crews detected elevated levels of natural gas near an underground transformer but the exact source of the leak is still under investigation. crews detected gas inside three nearby homes and evacuated residents as a precaution. allbrook drive is still shut down but officials say the leak doesn't appear to be spreading and more evacuations are not needed at this point. >>> reports of gas shut down a safeway store in daly city last night. but pg&e crews determined the strange odor was not natural gas. the source of the smell is still under investigation. >>> 5:00 now. the smell is what led to the discovery of a ghoulish plot up in the north bay. two people are under arrest for what was found in the backyard of a home on warren avenue. this is in vallejo
of 40 percent do not. for his lady michelle obama has a 73 percent approval rating. the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton is also popular with a 66 percent approval rating. and the bal poll shows a majority of americans support stricter gun laws but most are against banning assault weapons. 58 percent of americans now say they support stricter gun laws that's up from 43% and october 2011. the american public is now split on enforcing existing laws instead of passing new ones. 40¢ per set of the public wants to enforce current laws while 47 once the legislation. this is a big law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama has not gained much support since october 2011. 44 percent support and assault weapons ban while 51 percent are against it. >> today 200 use of teachers will get the proper training to be able to carry a weapon. the utah shooting sports council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed weapons training for the teachers. it's an idea gaining traction in the aftermath of the connecticut school shooting. you ties among few states that l
in the lottery a week before christmas. michelle bristol spent a gad chunk of the money helping other people. she helped pay off several layaway accounts and paid for gifts for three families in need. well, her good deeds touched a dental care company. they decided to give bristol a beautiful smile at no charge. >> she gave away so much money and you just don't see that very often. it's very inspiring and it really made all of us want to do whatever we could to give her something very special and kind of pay it for ward. >> her husband encouraged her go ahead get the dental work done for herself and she's very grateful to the staff for the new smile. think about the families she touched and now a good deed for her. >> especially arnold the holiday season. what i'd like to see is the other 11 months of the year. these are the stories the people rebel throughout the day. >>> we'd like a see a story too about good weather and clean roads. >> i slid a few times driving home and fortunately it's clearing up a lot but it's still a little slippery out. >> i apologize. rain helps out when we have nay sno
predictions report and expect to see a rapid level of cyber-threats in the coming year. michele is the privacy officer of mcafee. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> strikes me as we all go mobile, talk about opening a new doorway for thieves and criminals to enter, what does that mean for threats in the new year? >> it's really interesting. mobile is one of the places we're seeing a lot of new attacks. there's a couple deficit vectors for the attacks. the bump and steal attack. nfc, how you do mobile wallet. crooks are able to walk through crowds and literally bump into your phone and steal information from your phone. that's one of the attacks. the other thing is your telephone has turned into a powerful computing device and like you protect your pc and other devices, you need to think about protection on the phone itself from traditional hacking exploits. >> one of your predictions is a new mobile worm will go on a major shopping spree. you said digital wallet, you mentioned them already. we're getting used to paying with square or new google wallet. they have to be in some way putting
swank, michelle pfeiffer? . >> hilary swank. >> yes. there you go. >> hilary swank. that was a fun movie. >> it was a fun movie. directed by gary marshall, follow-up to "valentine's day." >> i don't remember the controversy of the ball drop. >> she was trying to get him. you liked the movie, a lot of critics slammed it. >> critics slam everything. >> it's what we do. >> back across. >> we enjoyed that. gary marshall, good guy. you're from dallas, right? >> yep. >> how much did last year's ball in times square weigh, 1,000 found, 5,050, 11,875 or 15,575? >> c? >> how do you know that? >> because it was heavy, i knew. >> because it was heavy she knew. the correct answer there 11,875 pounds. >> huge. 12 feet in diameter and lets off 16 million different colors. all those colors out there in times square. >> cool, fun to watch. i think we have time for another one. >> very cute guy from boston? >> boardman, ohio. >> boardman, he's so cute, i forgot. which traditionally is not a new year's ritual, midnight kiss, eating column collard greens, eating black-eyed peas or eating raisins? >> eating
lady michelle obama. >> so, they put the missiles in cuba. the united states discovered that, and then the tension builds and would have a blockade around cuba. one of the things that happened during that time is the soviet submarine is found by american ships and they start to drop missile charged, depth charges on the soviet submarine. they not got the electrical system. the carbon dioxide was rising. people were passing out inside the submarine. they have no communication with the kremlin. the commander of the submarine says load the torpedoes. let's attack. the world warp probably start already up above we're not going to do somersaults data when the war is starting. so they launch a nuclear torpedo. they said it ready to launch. fortunately, one of the of the commanders on the ship who had a lower rate talked him out of it. they might have saved the world. >> this is so close to the age. it really was one of the scariest moments of mankind. we didn't know this. we were teenagers. we were so grateful. that's when all this criticism of kennedy and all this after korda back
percent approve of his job performance while 40 percent do not. first lady michelle obama has a 73 percent approval rating. all going secretary of state hillary clinton is also popular with a 66 percent approval rating. >> a new gallup poll shows a majority of americans supported stricter gun laws but most are against banning assault weapons. 58 percent of americans now say that they do support stricter gun laws. that is up from 43% in october 2011. 48% of the public say that they want to enforce current laws while 47 percent once the new legislation. the law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama has not gained much support since 2000 of 11 and october. 44 percent support the assault weapons ban what 51 percent are against it. >> education officials said santa cruz city schools are expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun-control laws. the school board's vice president is drafting a symbolic statement calling for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition nationwide. if the vice-president is also asking for greater state
hard to implement, as newshour correspondent spencer michels reports. >> i wanted the world to know what a wonderful, incredible person she was. >> reporter: for more than a decade, nick and amanda wilcox have been advocating timely treatment and early intervention for the severely mentally ill in the hopes they won't become violent. twelve years ago, their 19-year old-daughter laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered by while she was working over christmas break at a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30 a client at the clinic came in and shot laura four times at point black range through the glass. >> what we know now after the fact is he had late onset paranoid schizophrenia. >> reporter: laura's murderer, scott thorp, killed two others, and then went home and took a nap. he was eventually sentenced to a locked mental hospital for life. >> we felt that laura's death was a result of a failed mental health system. we wanted to help prevent people from being so mentally ill that they would commit a violent act. >> reporter: helen thomson, a form
gearing up. "newshour" correspondent spencer michels has our story. >> reporter: ever since 1851, sailors and well-healed skippers have raced through the water in ever more expensive, ever-more high tech sailboats in pursuit of the coveted america's cup. to the victor go the spoils, and in 2010 larry ellison, founder of software giant oracle, won the cup for america. ellison's prize, besides bragging rights, was to get to choose where the race would be held next. his choice was to bring the contest to his home waters: san francisco bay. ellison concocted a series of regattas all around the world-- for competing teams from 11 countries-- designed to build enthusiasm and excitement for the main event: america's cup 2013, where 72-foot boats will plough through the bay. these preliminary races featured boats that measure about 45 feet long, with carbonfibre hulls and wing sails, as described by racing announcer andy green. they're the same sailors. they're the same teams, the boats are just a little bit t'thirr. practice racing. this is just to get everyone excited and passionate about the
a higher percentage of taxes would be paid by home owners. host: this is from michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. wall street was going wild and fannie and freddie were going wild and that led to terrible conseque
michelle obama and their daughters will remain in hawaii. house and senate members are expected to reconvene thursday. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> vicki: starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming fiscal cliff. c-e-o howard schultz is asking workers at its 120 d-c-area stores to write "come together" on the coffee cups they serve on thursday and friday. he says it's a way to quote: "send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground." both sides are due back by thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups. >> 49ers sunday at candlestick with a chance to clinch the division title kron four's jason appelbaum joins me now with more. .jason the team's a little banged up right? >> manning's am >> vernon davis, manning >> . >> and justin smith at this kind of the big one, butthe injuries shouldn't be a
at the gene yolings of michelle obama. and journalists and historian on the biography of barack obama. that's followed by edward kline who wrote the "amateur" about the president's life and career before reaching the white house. and later, the white house videographer for the first two years of the obama presidency. >> so this is always puts the missiles in cuba. the united states discovers that with our flight, our surveillance flights over there. then the tension builds and we have quarantine of blockade around cuba. one of the things that happens during the time the soviet submarine is found by american ships, and they start to drop missile charge, death charges on the soviet submarine. they knocked out the electrical system. carbon dioxide rising. people passes outside in the submarine. they have no communication. the commander of the submarine says load the or it torpedoes. let's attack. the war probably started already. we're not going to do summer salts down here. we're not going disgrace our country. they launch a nuclear torpedo. they set it to launch. fortunately one of the other
'm interested in what you think about this bank of america michelle mier talking about a bungee jump over the cliff. we'll go over the cliff and bounce right back because there will be an easier vote on the other side. what do you think about that? >> i think it depends on the debt ceiling. that's coming up in february. there's a bunch of events that could back-to-back throw us in one direction in a very bad way. >> geithner came out and said we hit the debt ceiling on monday but they can fiddle with things and pay some things and he may be stretching it out. >> they seem to be fiddling with everything these days. >> i want to ask you this question. is it worth pulling your money out, if you're the average investor, pulling your money out of the market now and putting it back after the situation is resolved? >> you mean today? >> yes, correct. pulling it out today or tomorrow. >> well, i think a lot of people did that. i think that's what the 1,000-point drop after the election was about. i think we've had a huge -- we're almost back to where we started pre-2008 so there are a lot of peop
of president obama in the first lady. and they look at the genealogy of michele obama. then david maraniss in his book on barack obama. later, the white house videographer for the first two years of the obama presidency. >> you don't always find many in any area embracing investigative reporting. it's not just economics. if the discomfort that it often causes. because it is troublesome. it is more than economics if you are going to ruffle the feathers of someone powerful. that gives those people running into complaints of the publisher. we were very fortunate through the 70s and almost all of our prayers. let the chips fall where they may. >> donald bartlett and james steele will take your calls and e-mails and tweets next month on internet. they began their collaborative work in the 70s and are the co-authors of seven books. watch live at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> someone put these missiles in cuba. the united states discovers that. then the tension builds. one of the things that happens during that time that a soviet submarine is found by american ships they knocked out the e
michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. when it is time to get approval,the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. now it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. what percentage of americans follow -- fall into the able to refinance for the lowest rates? guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? that is about 15% to 20% of the population. today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. when
like we're on to the possibilities, the current deputy, ashton carter or michelle florinoy. >> there's something upsetting about chuck hagel's reputation slimed up. he's a solid guy, and he's been trashed for the last ten days. doesn't this speak, richard haass, to a problem -- not a problem, but another dilemma for the president of the united states? this is the second nominee that he's had rolled on him? susan rice being the first and now chuck hagel, perhaps? >> first, as you say, chuck hagel's a good man, and i think there's worse things for this country than having a secretary of defense who's a veteran who really knows things and is somewhat reluctant to use military force. i actually like secretaries of defense who are often reluctant to use military force. it ought to be something we only do carefully. if the president, in fact, backs away from chuck hagel, i think it's a loss for this country. and also, it's bad for the president, and it also raises questions about the tactics. this whole idea floating trial balloons, essentially you put somebody out there. they're vulnerabl
lady michelle obama. then journalist and historian david maraniss on his biography of barack obama. that's followed by more on president obama with edward klein who wrote "the amateur" about the president's life and career before reaching the white house. and later the white house videographer for the first two years of the obama presidency. >> you don't always find many newspaper editors of any era embracing investigative reporting. the point we've seen over the years it's not just economics, it's the discomfort that investigative reporting often causes in a newsroom. because it's troublesome. it's that more than the economics. i mean, if you're going to ruffle the feathers of somebody powerful, that gets those people running in to complain to the publisher, and there are stories that are legion over years about those kinds of things happening. don and i were fortunate through really almost all our career or to work for people who were really strong and upright in that area and just let the chips fall where they may. >> the investigative team of donald bar let and james steele wil
the other way on those sales, they should be prosecuted, too. host: michelle tweets in, is this our usual knee-jerk reaction to a horrific event? do you see any chance for real reform? guest: nobody knows the answer to that yet. a lot of it will be wrapped up in congress. if they can get deals done on something, we're pretty hopeful that some action can be finally taken on guns. maybe the gun show loophole gets closed. maybe the assault weapons ban is reinstated. it depends on whether anything can get unstuck in congress. host: the atf has not had a permanent leader for six years. guest: it is a huge problem. it is a sign of how the nra works in washington. they have done the very effective job of steering that agency by threatening its budget, trying to keep them from having a permanent director. it has been six years. neither president bush nor president obama has been able to get a permanent director. host: we have been talking to matt bennett of third way. thanks for being with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite cor
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